My rights if I had a cancelled flight due to COVID-19
Are disrupted charter flights, or low-cost airline flights eligible for compensation?
Is a missed connection eligible for compensation?
What are “extraordinary circumstances”?
Can an airline provide gift coupons and/or ancillary services instead of compensation?
What does it mean that “the right to compensation for a disrupted flight has expired”?
Can an airline reduce the amount of flight compensation?
What determines whether flight compensation is due or not?
What determines the amount of compensation?
- €250 – for flights up to 1,500 km,
- €400 – for all flights over 1,500 km within the EU, and for the remaining flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km,
- €600 – for all remaining flights over 3,500 km.
Can cancelled flight compensation be claimed from an airline that has declared bankruptcy?
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